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An Embarrassment to Higher Education

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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Dear Edward:

I want to take the time to thank you for writing and telling me that I should be fired from my position as a tenured professor because I am “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” I also want to thank you for responding when I asked you exactly how you arrived at that conclusion. Your response, “because you insist that marriage requires one man and one woman,” was both helpful and concise.

While I respect your right to conclude that I am the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America, I think you’re wrong. In fact, I don’t even think I’m the biggest embarrassment to higher education in the state of North Carolina. But since you’re a liberal and you support “choice” – provided we’re talking about dismembering children and not school vouchers for those who weren’t dismembered – I want to give you some options. In fact, I’m going to describe the antics of ten professors, official campus groups, and invited campus speakers in North Carolina and let you decide which constitutes the biggest embarrassment to higher education.

1. In the early spring semester of 2013, a women’s studies professor and a psychology professor at Western Carolina University co-sponsored a panel on bondage and S&M. The purpose of the panel was to teach college students how to inflict pain on themselves and others for sexual pleasure. When you called me the biggest embarrassment in higher education, you must not have known about their bondage panel. Maybe you were tied up that evening and couldn’t make it.

2. At UNC Chapel Hill, there is a feminist professor who believes that women can lead happy lives without men. That’s nothing new. But what’s different is that she thinks women can form lifelong domestic partnerships with dogs and that those relationships will actually be fulfilling enough to replace marital relationships with men. I can’t make this stuff up, Ed. I don’t drop acid. Well, at least not since the late 1980s. But I promise this story is real and not an LSD flashback.

3. At Duke University, feminists hired a “sex worker” (read: prostitute) to speak as part of an event called the Sex Workers Art Show. After his speech, the male prostitute pulled down his pants, got down on his knees, and inserted a burning sparkler into his rectum. While it burned, he sang a verse of “the Star Spangled Banner.” I believe that stripping incident was almost as embarrassing as the other one involving the Duke Lacrosse team.

4. A porn star was once paid to give a speech at UNCG. The topic was “safe sodomy.” After her speech, the feminist pornographer sold autographed butt plugs to students in attendance. I’m not sure whether the ink could contribute to rectal cancer. I’m no health expert. But I do know it was pretty darned embarrassing when the media picked up on the story.

5. A few years ago at UNC-Chapel Hill, a feminist group built a large vibrator museum in the middle of the campus quad as a part of their “orgasm awareness week.” I think that was probably the climax of the semester, academically speaking. But they certainly weren’t too embarrassed to display a vibrator that was made out of wood back in the 1920s. Keep your batteries charged, Ed. We’re about halfway done.

6. A feminist administrator at UNC-Wilmington sponsored a pro-abortion event. During the event they sold tee shirts saying “I had an abortion” to students who … well, had abortions. That’s right, Ed. The students were encouraged to boast about the fact that they had killed their own children. That’s how the UNC system is preserving the future of our great Tar Heel state.

7. The following semester, that same UNCW administrator sponsored a workshop teaching students how to appreciate their orgasms. I learned art appreciation in college. Today, college kids are taught orgasm appreciation. I will let you decide whether that’s an embarrassment to higher ed., Ed.

8 A few years ago, a UNCW English professor posted nude pictures of under-aged girls as a part of an “art exhibit” in the university library. The Provost then ordered the nude pictures to be moved away from the library and into the university union. This decision was made after several pedophiles had previous been caught downloading child pornography in the university library just a few yards away from the location of the display. The English professor was incensed so she asked the Faculty Senate to censure the provost for violating her “academic freedom.” The faculty senate sided with the feminist professor. The provost was later pressured to leave the university.

9. A different feminist professor at UNCW accused a male professor of putting tear gas in her office. She was later caught putting her mail in a microwave oven. She did this because she thought people were trying to poison her with anthrax and that the oven would neutralize the toxins. She was not placed on leave for psychiatric reasons. Instead, she was designated as the university’s official “counter terrorism” expert.

10 And then there is Mike Adams. He thinks marriage is between a man and a woman.

So those are the choices, Ed. You can simply write back and tell me which of these professors, groups, or guest speakers has caused “the biggest embarrassment to higher education” – either in North Carolina or in America altogether. Or you can just concede that our system of hire education is the real embarrassment because it has been hijacked by radical feminism. And please pardon any puns – especially those that take the form of ms-spelled words.

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Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand.

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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North carolina seems to be in competition with florida and arizona when it comes to the crazy.
UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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I agree...this professor is an asshole and a moron but not the biggest embarrassment to higher ed. I'd give that award to my former Research Methods and Statistics professor.

Get your name calling right silly letter-writer!

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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Quoting -Celestial-:

North carolina seems to be in competition with florida and arizona when it comes to the crazy.

Interesting that this is the sort of thing that happens in these conservative bastions of... whatever.

I mean, I live across the street from a college in the midwest. My husband spent the last week going through college photos and telling his designer to photoshop out all of the Obama/Biden stickers that the students had... everywhere. And Pepsi cans and anything that sports a label other than that of the college. We didn't find any Romney/whateverthatguysnamewas stickers- it's a pretty liberal area. Anywhoo- what are the kids doing this week?

Running. There is a lot of running happening. And yoga in front of the student union. And working on the community garden behind my house. And practicing LaCrosse. And knitting. There is almost always a pocket of students- male and female- on campus knitting. Lots of yarn bombing happening, too.

I'm not seeing much of the above described action taking place.

gsprofval
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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This is great and is probably just the tip of the ice burg for some of the stupid things done/allowed in colleges.

Thankfully, in the midwest, those kinds of things don't happen at colleges--at least if it does, the media doesn't tell us.

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Oh noooooo hijacked by radical feminism!  LOL

He's not too bad of an embarrassment - just a bigot and appears to be afraid of women, too.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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 You're right, that professor is an embarassment to higher education.

Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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I cannot imagine any professor I have ever dealt with writing something like this and I have worked and attended almost all Catholic Univeristies.

He is an emabarasment.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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 Interesting word choice, professor.

Quoting gsprofval:

This is great and is probably just the tip of the ice burg for some of the stupid things done/allowed in colleges.

Thankfully, in the midwest, those kinds of things don't happen at colleges--at least if it does, the media doesn't tell us.

 

kidlover2
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM
Oh man! I wish I had known about #1 And most if his examples seem to be of groups or sponsors not really professors save one or two. He has a very small point in that these events and classes are foolish but they are also privately paid for so I'm not seeing what the big stink is all about. He sounds rather pathetic and whiny even if he was fired for that reason only (which I do think is unfair, if that was indeed the reason why he was fired) An opinion, no matter how ridiculous it is, should never be grounds for firing unless that person is trying to demonize or pick on those he disagrees with.
candlegal
by Judy on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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You might want to go back and read it again.   He was not fired.

Quoting kidlover2:

Oh man! I wish I had known about #1 And most if his examples seem to be of groups or sponsors not really professors save one or two. He has a very small point in that these events and classes are foolish but they are also privately paid for so I'm not seeing what the big stink is all about. He sounds rather pathetic and whiny even if he was fired for that reason only (which I do think is unfair, if that was indeed the reason why he was fired) An opinion, no matter how ridiculous it is, should never be grounds for firing unless that person is trying to demonize or pick on those he disagrees with.


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